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        09-08-2009, 10:21 PM
    Actually, fyi..
    I have been to a few rodeos in my lifetime.
    I hated them. They were outrageous.

    The calf-roping was my least favorite.. they throw a rope around a little calf's neck, and yank on it. The cow falls onto the ground, and lots of them break legs/necks doing it.

    Calves were running for their lives, terrified, innocent little creatures, that we torture for our own entertainment..
    The thing that stumps me.. is how in this world, are there so many people wanting to watch that!??

    The bronc riding, and bull riding, is horrible as well. They put a veryvery tight strap around the spot just where the top of the legs are, where it is their sensitive spot.

    It is so unbearable, that the horses have to buck.

    I have watched a video on youtube, where one horse wouldn't buck, they took her back in, and kicked her and punched her.. but she still wouldn't...

    Poor animals.. :( they are such friendly creatures, but people feel they have to make a disgrace out of them :(

    I hate how tons of people think bulls are vicious creatures, who will attack you.

    But, they are the kindest creatures I know of! And they love a good scratch :)
    I patted a huge bull's head, and he leaned into me enjoying it.

    That's my opinion, and don't try to deny the truth
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        09-08-2009, 10:31 PM
    It is your opinion, but it is not the truth when it comes to the vast majority of rodeos.
        09-08-2009, 11:49 PM
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    I hate how tons of people think bulls are vicious creatures, who will attack you.

    I know most ain't but their are some that will. And modern bucking stock is carefully breed. Most of the bulls are Brahma crosses, and since 1998 or 99. They have been keeping a stud book and where a normal herd bull will go from $1500 to $5000. Those bulls will sell for around $100,000. THey want them to last for several years
    The Mexican fighting bull and the Spanish ones will attack a person with no provacation.
        09-09-2009, 07:35 AM
    Even some bulls that are just pasture bulls that are used on ranches to cover cows will turn on a person (or horse) for no reason. I have had more than one horse get charged and run into (even had one get gored by a bull that had horns) because I was walking through the pasture trying to get a count on the cows. Bulls are more unpredictable than an untrained stud and generally weigh more and are more aggressive.
        09-09-2009, 09:49 AM
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    Good point smrobs and I should have remembered thing. Too
        09-09-2009, 10:12 AM
    I have always enjoyed watching the rodeos on TV and also like doing barrels and poles. Just training me and my horse Cutter for it. She likes the poles better though I think. It seems to be easier on her legs. Not sure though.
        09-09-2009, 08:13 PM
    I could be wrong, but isn't the strap on bucking horses/bulls actually loose? I've never seen one strapped on tight? Besides, both horses and bulls are BRED to buck. It's their job just like a show jumper's job is to jump. They are bred and trained to be athletetic buckers

    As for the "torturing of calfs for entertainment" roping calves is part of ranch life, calves don't walk up and ask to be branded or vaccinated. Several members on here have also agreed that rodeo roping is too extreme though.

    And bulls are not predictable. Just like a stud, theyshould never be completely trusted
        09-10-2009, 12:24 AM
    Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding
        09-10-2009, 12:34 AM
    Originally Posted by horseluver50    
    I know.. but I just can't stand how many people enjoy something like this..

    Read this:
    Rodeo Cruelty

    There are tons of other sites with info. As well

    It's called an 'ignore' button...oh wait, there isn't one. But seriously, if you don't want to participate in the actual topic of a thread, Don't respond.

    And if you want to take the 'cruelty' stand, there is cruelty in EVERY aspect of animal ownership and sport...NOT just rodeo. And you want to see real 'cruely' rodeos, go to Mexico, where they will grab the end of a cow's tail and hang on until she drops, or ride the cow, while others are hanging onto her tail, and their bucking stock are mostly underweight undergrown stock, that stand no chance against a rider.
        09-10-2009, 12:54 AM
    My 3 favorite of all time is bull & bronc riding and of course barrel racing. My least favorite is calf-roping. I have seen 3 calves break their necks at the rodeo and I didn't enjoy watching that and I don't enjoy their tongues sticking out as they are helpless, but other than that, rodeos kick ass in general. :)

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